Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.164

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Archaic head of Athena to right, wearing round earring and close-fitting helmet with crest and enrichment of three upright olive leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing.
Olive spray in field at left, all in rectangular incuse.
Inscription at right.

Provenance

By 1962: with Charles L. Morley, 25 East 83rd Street, New York 28, N.Y.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Charles L. Morley for $ 50.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour